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Traveler Testimonials

Our vacation travelers love to talk about BHAL - here's a few things they've been saying about their experience:

"The vacation rental was exactly as described - beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Our family (from CO, NY, NE & SD) had an amazing time with wonderful memories made. Budi, the property manager was great to work with too - thanks! We also loved that the cabin's location was very peaceful - not right next to anyone else, saw deer and turkey. Thanks again..."

Kathy S.- Dakota Ridge - Nov. 2017

"We spent a great weekend in the Hills. The cabin was very comfortable, clean, and a beautiful location. Loved the trout pond! Wish we could have located the remote for the fireplace. It was a rainy weekend so that would have been nice. We would definitely stay here again!"

Toni R. - Hanna Creek Lodge - Oct. 2017

"Our daughter was getting married at Recreational Springs so I went online to book a cabin for the rest of our immediate family.  This one was just up the road from the wedding venue and the pictures looked great and rates were reasonable for a family.  The pictures did not do it justice!  It was so spacious and clean.  The place was spotless!  We had our 18 month old granddaughter so cleanliness was important.I am not a real tech person, but had no issues booking.  I contacted the manager Budi a few times with questions and she either answered her phone immediately or called me back shortly after.  We could not have asked for a  more perfect place to spend one of the most memorable weekends of our lives!"

Kelli C. - Grand Lookout Lodge - Sept. 2017

"Every year around this time, our family takes a special vacation to include myself, husband, and our children, plus one granddaughter. This is our 2nd year using VBRO to find our "home" for a few days without worries of a place to stay. This cabin(home) was all we hoped for and more. The location was easy to find, located right between Deadwood and Lead, although the road was interesting but what road isn't out in that beautiful area. Even though neighbors were close by you couldn't tell as it felt very private. The scenery was beautiful and relaxing. The home was gorgeous and comfortable. Something to do whether outside or indoors. Would defiantly stay here again and recommend it to others. Thank you to the owner of the home and the management for letting our family enjoy your location!!"

Stacy H. - The Monte Carlo - August 2017

"This is one of the most difficult reviews I have written. I am not sure where to start with all of the outstanding attributes of this cabin. We arrived close to midnight, so the surrounding area was covered in darkness. When we walked into the cabin, we were more than pleasantly surprised. The cabin was way beyond our expectations! My family had no idea where we were staying so they were very excited to see our living arrangements for the 3 nights we stayed. Everything inside was excellent, clean, neat and well built. I would recommend this cabin to anyone that is planning on having 5 or 6 guests which will all be very comfortable. We ate all of our meals on the upstairs deck overlooking the beautiful trees and view of the surrounding forest. Budi was extremely helpful with every stage of our stay from reservations to assisting us during our stay. I would absolutely recommend staying here to all people that are visiting the Black Hills!!!

Casey C. - Woodland Lodge - July 2017

"We originally started our reunion in North Dakota over the 4th of July weekend, to meet relatives of my husband. Our family of six, my brother-in-law and his wife, and my in-laws, then traveled to the Claim Jumper Cabin.  This was the first time either of them have stayed and rented a property. Needless to say, they were very impressed and we all had a wonderful time.  We had plenty of room for everyone, the kids loved being able to walk to the pool/clubhouse, and the location is AMAZING. We were able to see Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, PLUS add in sightseeing in Sturgis and Deadwood, and a little hunting/fishing for the boys -- AND we were only there for 4 days/3 nights!!! Mrs. Kusser was wonderful and professional to work with, even when having problems with our phone service and technical issues with the small amount of paperwork that needed to be filled out.  The cabin has MORE than enough blankets/pillows, dishes, cooking supplies and utensils, etc!! The pictures of the cabin online do not do this property justice!! One of the best vacations we've taken and we will definetly be coming back!!!"

Kenna K. - Claim Jumper - July 2017

"This was a long weekend away for my extended family. The home was in incredible shape and the amenities were perfect! It was even better than we expected based on the photos online! We will definitely be back!"

Lacey R. - Grand Lookout Lodge - June 2017

"This beautiful cabin was comfortable and well equipped for our Spring Break vacation.  The VRBO description was accurate yet it exceeded our expectations as soon as we arrived.  We stayed the last week in March with our two children and they couldn't get enough of the great full size bunk beds with plenty of space to spread out. We played many of the games that were supplied and they even had a little bucket of toys for younger children. Everything in the cabin was new, beautifully decorated and very comfortable.  My husband and I even investigated what brand the mattresses were because they were so comfortable! The floor plan is open and you have big picture windows and two decks facing a large, nicely wooded area, perfect for a little hiking or to just enjoy looking at. We felt like two families of four would be very comfortable in the space. The hot tub was new and the kids really enjoyed. We used the grill  located on the upper deck right out the kitchen sliding glass door a few times.  Everything was in working order and nicely maintained. The washer and dryer were new and we were able to do a few loads of laundry allowing us to pack less clothes.  We visited the club house to swim and play air hockey.  It's a great place to sit with the kids while they play.  It's comfortable, beautiful and facilitated the needs of our family (fun for the kids, relaxing for us). The owner/manager was very responsive and friendly when booking and throughout the stay if we had any questions.  We will DEFINITELY be staying again!"

Brandon E. - Lazy Bear Lodge - April 2017

"We stayed here for our annual snowmobile trip, and like all the places we've stayed at from BHAL, it was great. With the ease of BHAL website we were able to see what the house looks like, and have never been disappointed. Was great having a garage for our boots and gear to hang out each night after riding. The hot tub helps you relax and having a full kitchen at our disposal is great. As always Budi, the property manager was awesome. I would highly recommend BHAL, and Budi to everyone, give her a shout anytime, no all the time for your rental needs in the Black Hills."

Robert Y. - Lynx Lodge - March 2017

"The Grand Lookout Lodge met every need my family and I could have asked for. The location was ideal since we Tubed at Deer Mountain and skied Terry Peak, the cabin was close to both areas. We enjoyed everything the cabin had to offer. We will definitely stay there again."

Lyndel P. - Grand Lookout Lodge - Feb. 2017

"If your looking for a cabin to fit all of your needs & expectations of the perfect "cabin in the woods", look no further! This cabin exceeded our expectations and made for an awesome weekend. We came out not knowing that Mardi Gras was the same weekend but we enjoyed the cabin so much we spent little time downtown Deadwood. We would definitely stay again! Budi was a great host & helped us with any questions orsupplies we needed!"

Samantha D. - O'l Wistlevess Lodge - Feb. 2017

"I have rented several cabins in the Hills over the years.  I found the Lazy Bear Lodge to be excellent.  Everything I look for in a rental with a great location.  Highly recommend."

Jeff M. - Lazy Bear Lodge - Feb. 2017

"The whole process was excellent. We were very pleased with our first use of a rental. It was very easy and all requirements were spelled out a head of time. The property was great! I would highly recommend this property and management company."

Jamie C. - Dakota Ridge - Jan. 2017

"Our family celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We put puzzles together, and played games. The grandchildren spent a day sking and the adults spent some time at Deadwood. The cabin was clean, the kitchen everything we needed. Wonderful location with great views. Planning to return next summer."

Margaret S. - Deep Snow Lodge - Jan. 2017

"We spent two nights at the stemwinder cabin. Highly recommended. Great place to take family and friends!"

Joel B. - Stemwinder - December 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Claimjumper cabin which accommodated 4 children and 4 adults ranging from 5 months old to 70 years old. The club house is a great addition; the location is perfect to enjoy the Black Hills."

Erin N. - Claim Jumper - November 2016

"We had an excellent Thanksgiving. What a wonderfully comfortable cabin in the hills! Budi was great answering all questions and making sure our stay was perfect.Thank you - JD"

James W. - Dakota Ridge - November 2016

"PERFECT LOCATION JUST SOUTH OF LEAD, HOUSE LOOKED AS IF IT WAS BUILT YESTERDAY. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON A SNOWMOBILE TRIP OR WITH THE ATVS REC SPRINGS IS JUST RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD. WE STAYED WITH 6 ADULTS AND 8 SMALL KIDS AND THERE WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED, WE WILL BE STAYING HERE AGAIN IN THE FUTURE."

Kent O. - Dakota Ridge - Oct. 2016

"Great cabin in the perfect location.  Everything was clean and neat and as advertised.  Great communication with the property manager.  Would definitely recommend!!"

Brett S. - Hanna Creek Lodge - Oct. 2016

"Great place to get away from the city and work. Extremely clean home with all the  amenities needed. Our get away included trail rides in the beautiful Black Hills and peaceful rest at Crooked Pine.  Whether sitting on the back deck enjoying the nature or cuddle on the couch watching your favorite movie, this place has relax all over it. Believe it or not, if you want to use your cell phone in the Hills you have good service to call home. Overall a FANTASTIC property!"

Richard H. - Crooked Pine - Sept. 2016

"Stunning location.  Great views from all windows.  Beautiful floor plan, great deck for multi-family vacation.  Kitchen well stocked.  Cabin was very clean.  Ample Towels!  Beds & Bedding were awesome!  Only think missing was dressers & Table Lamps. Budi & her crew at Black Hills Adventure Lodging provide excellent customer service."

Jennifer R. - The Lookout - August 2016

We LOVED the Den.  Owners had us set for the week upon our arrival.  Great location, not too far from the major attractions. Everyone in our party of 11 had a fantastic time.  Room to get away from the group or we could all enjoy each others company when we wanted to be together.   Love, love, loved it and would stay there again.  Budi is the best rental agent ever and we are lucky to have her to take care of our needs. Beautiful home inside and out.  I miss it already and wish I were back there."

Pam B. - The Den - August 2016 (Sturgis Rally)

"The rental was awesome!  Pictures of this place are exactly what you get.  I have rented several properties from BHAL over the past several years and have always been satisfied.  Budie and her staff are exceptional, and attend to any of your property needs while you are staying with them. I would highly recommend any of their wide variety of properties in the Black Hills. I plan on coming back every two years for the Sturgis Rally, and BHAL is the only place I will ever go. "

Dave W. - Deep Snow Lodge - August 2016 (Sturgis Rally)

 

"The High Country Cabin was beyond what I was anticipating. The cabin was beautiful and the view was breath taking."

Vicki H. - High Country Lodge - August 2016 

"The property is new.  It is absolutely beautiful.  The location is wonderful.  I could not have been happier.  Budi is a joy to work with.  I would strongly recommend."

Tom D. - Powder Keg - July 2016

"My husband and I decided to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in South Dakota, specifically the area of Mt. Rushmore with our family.  14 of us enjoyed our stay which was our gift to them.  Even when one of our families gave up camping to join us at Moose Manor, there was enough room for them.  (Only next time I will make sure that I know where all the bed sheets are located.)  The setting of Moose Manor is secluded from most directions and we loved the privacy we found there  The area is surrounded on 3 sides with ponderosa pines with their lovely fragrance filling the air.  Our grandchildren loved the hot tub and the moose motifs found all over this spacious "home-away-from-home."  We all enjoyed the amenities Moose Manor has to offer . . . spacious rooms, wrap-around deck with ample seating, a convenient mudroom, and its quiet location. Budi Kusser, our BHAL manager, was most helpful in answering questions and giving us information about  MM.  She also was very timely in returning my unanswered calls. Because of this convenient centralized location, we were able to see many of the special attractions this area offers.  Needless to say, we have already been happy to recommend this area and this vacation home to others!"

Donna C. - Moose Manor - July 2016

"We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Powder Ridge. It was wonderful for our family!! Can't wait for next year!! Budi was great to work with also."

Anita H. - Powder Ridge - July 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed the property. The kids loved the zip line. The adults enjoyed the pool table. We all anjoyed the fire pit and seeing the deer. The whole family was impressed and asked how I found the place."

Deby R. - Thee Monte Carlo - June 2016

"We had a fantastic time in the Black Hills and staying at the Den was perfect!  The cabin was comfortable, clean and was perfect for the family. Thanks again for the stay, it was great and we're so glad we found this cabin on your website!"

Carissa P. - The Den - June 2016

"Our stay at the Lynx Lodge was wonderful, we had a great time!"

Laura H. - Lynx Lodge - June 2016

"We had a great time; it was a very quiet and comfy place. Thanks again for a great visit."

Patty K. - Powder Ridge - June 2016

"We have it in our every 5 year plan to make a trip there and will definitely be staying in one of your cabins again. We stayed in Aspen lodge. It accommodated our family of 20 perfectly. We have since added 3 babies to my extended family, so will see how many we're at in 5 years, but we all agreed aspen lodge was perfect for us!"

Megan L. - Aspen Lodge - 2015

"This was a great home! There was a club house just down the road a block with a pool as well. It was a beautiful area. 

Heather K. - Saloon Cabin - March 2015

"We had a wonderful time. you can bet if we come back you have our business."

John P. - August 2015

"We had a great weekend! Beautiful snow, wonderful cabin! Word of advice: keep coming back; we do!!

Janice - Claim Jumper- March 2013

"Awesome home - Thank you! We had a great time...160 miles of riding, close to the trails and plenty of snow. We want to come back again!"

Jeff and Sandy - Timber Bark Lodge - October 2012

"Beautiful cabin to be snowed in at! We enjoyed our family Christmas here. We will definitely be back!"

Charlie G. and Family - Christmas 2010